News In Brief

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

• EcoTerra Properties & Investments announced it has relocated from its Long Beach location to 408 Marina Dr. in Seal Beach. The grand opening was scheduled for Earth Day, April 22. The real estate company, owned by Trudy Kalush, specializes in advising clientele of environmentally friendly preferred options in home design and building.

• The California Association of Realtors announced increases in both median prices and homes sales throughout the state in March due to improvement in the overall economy and favorable market conditions. Sales of existing, single family detached homes, which closed escrow, increased 3.1 percent from the prior month and rose 1.5 percent over the prior year.

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A Shocker: 2010 Census Data Shows Long Beach Adds Only 735 People In 10 Years

By George Economides, Publisher

With thousands of new single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartment units at all price levels added to the city’s housing inventory during the past decade, many Long Beach officials expected the city’s population to be approaching 500,000 people when the new U.S. Census data was released.

Not even close.

The Long Beach Business Journal just obtained the data showing the city’s population was up a mere 735 people since the last Census in 2000.
The numbers are:
2010: 462,257
2000: 461,522
Increase: 0.2 percent

Long Beach fell from 5th to the 7th most populated city in California, being passed by Fresno and Sacramento.

The Long Beach data was contrary to what occurred throughout the state and begs the question: what happened here? Where did all the people go?

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